7870 or 7950 ? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: November 23, 2012 10:24 AM in Graphics & Displays Share klagera November 22, 2012 10:40:09 PM I'm now able to choose between these two cards: 1- GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2-SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100352VXSR Radeon HD 7950 3GB LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The price difference here is around 140$ so I wanna know if the 7950 is worthy of the extra 140$ ? The rest of the build: -Mobo - ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core -Ram - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 -HDD - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM -Case - Cooler Master HAF 912 -PSU - XFX Pro series xxx 750w 80 Bronze -Two Xgamtik 120mm Fans and one megaflow 200mm fan I will be upgrading to crossfire in the future when the card i'm picking gets a price drop My screen res is 1080 and I play heavy games like BF3 and Other rich RPGS so what do you think? More about : 7870 7950 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Star72 November 22, 2012 11:48:51 PM Of the two cards that you linked, I'd take the 7950. It would provide more power & vram for the types of games that you mentioned AND it comes with 4 free games to give it some nice extra value. | Report abuse klagera November 22, 2012 11:50:58 PM Star72 said:Of the two cards that you linked, I'd take the 7950. It would provide more power & vram for the types of games that you mentioned AND it comes with 4 free games to give it some nice extra value. I will not be buying it online, I will buy it from a local store .. but do you really think it's worth the extra 140$ ? | Report abuse NV88 November 22, 2012 11:59:31 PM Definitely. I paid $565 for my 680 when it came out, you want as much GPU grunt as you can afford. | Report abuse Related ressources 7870 LE vs 7950 - Forum Can I SLI an Gigabyte 7950 an Power Color 7870 Myst? - Forum Sapphire Radeon 7870 XT vs Radeon 7950 Sapphire or Gigabyte - Forum Best GPU among these 7870/660ti/7950 s - Forum FX-6300 & 7950 or 3570k and 7870 - Forum Ask the community Publish samuelohagan November 23, 2012 12:27:56 AM If you plan on overclocking the 7950 is worth the money if you are not, the get a 7870 | Report abuse Deceptivejunk November 23, 2012 3:04:35 AM If you get 4 free games, buy it online. Yea, you'll have to wait a few days to get it, but free games is worth it | Report abuse spp85 November 23, 2012 3:35:14 AM If you plan to overclock, 7950 is the better choice as you can make 7950 close to the radeon 7970's performance . If no overclock and wanted a good performance at a low cost 7870 is okay. | Report abuse klagera November 23, 2012 10:24:47 AM Thanks for replaying guys..but I think everyone is leaning towards the 7950, screw the budget then | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>7870 or 7950 ?> Related ressources: ForumFX-6300 & 7950 or 3570k and 7870 Forum7870 ghz oc, or the 7950 stock Forum7870 XT 7950 660ti ForumHD 7870 GHz vs HD 7870 Tahiti vs HD 7950 Forum7870 or 7950 Forum[Q] 7950 Vs 7870 Vs GTX 660Ti ForumWhat graphics card should i get? ( 7870 XT or 7950 ) ForumAMD 7870/7950 vs. Nvidia 660ti - Game Specific User Experience Forum7870 or 7950 ? (i5-750 CPU, 1680x1050) Forum7870 or 7950 ForumRadeon 7870 or 7950 ForumMSI 7870 HAWK vs. MSI 660Ti PE OC vs. SAPPHIRE Radeon 7950 Dual-X? Forum7870 or 7950 ? ForumGigabyte Radeon 7950 or 7870 ? ForumNeed Guidance More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !